Goodness, gracious, great balls of yarn

Ponder the word knitting for a moment. What springs to mind? Blue rinses? Rocking chairs? Wrinkly hands? Well think again Anorakers. Knitting has been given a multi-coloured makeover courtesy of a growing number of knit graffiti artists or ‘yarn bombers’. Their crime is to brighten up the dismal grey pavements of our towns and cities and their weapon of choice is knitting needles and yarn. And now, budding bombers can get the full low down by checking out Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti, a new book by fellow knitters Mandy Moore and Leanne Prain. Here’s a little taster…


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